09-03-2012 05:12 PM
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  1. EvanKr's Avatar
    I'm afraid that I may have made a huge mistake. Today I signed a new 3 year contract with a Lumia 900 on Rogers.

    I'm wondering if I should return the phone and hold out for WP8, or stick with the 900. The phone is for my mother, who doesn't need the latest and greatest so the 900 would be sufficient and pretty future proof, but I don't want to be giving her an outdated phone. She previously had a 900 and loved it, but after it got water damaged she had to buy out the contract and sign a new one.

    I'm in a bit of a dilemma right now, she needs a new phone quickly as it's essentially a necessity for her work, so I don't know if she could wait for another 2 months before a new phone's available, and even then it would most likely be at a higher price.

    What would you guys recommend doing, keeping the 900, or holding out for Nokia's WP8 lineup?

    Thanks,
    -Evan
    08-19-2012 05:35 AM
  2. Daakkon's Avatar
    keep it!! The 900 is an amazing phone!!
    08-19-2012 08:24 AM
  3. blue. shark's Avatar
    keep it
    08-19-2012 08:34 AM
  4. CDG's Avatar
    If she doesn't need the latest and greatest and liked the previous 900, then for sure keep it.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    palandri likes this.
    08-19-2012 08:43 AM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I would keep it. The Lumia is really nice, and with the 7.8 update it will get some really nice features.
    08-19-2012 09:01 AM
  6. baseballbert's Avatar
    Keep it, she will love it!
    08-19-2012 06:47 PM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    I would keep it. The Lumia is really nice, and with the 7.8 update it will get some really nice feature.
    fixed it for you
    08-19-2012 06:56 PM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    Is the phone for you or your mom? Cause if she's happy then why does anything else matter?
    08-19-2012 07:00 PM
  9. EvanKr's Avatar
    Is the phone for you or your mom? Cause if she's happy then why does anything else matter?
    It doesn't really matter, but I'm worried about her seeing an advert for a "Lumia 901" or whatever it will be called in a few months, and her being disappointed that she invested in a 900.

    I think that I'll end up keeping it, though, as long as she's happy I'm happy. However, I think that I'll hold out for a Nokia WP8 handset, I don't mind waiting the few months for a premium product.
    X0LARIUM likes this.
    08-19-2012 08:54 PM
  10. vp710's Avatar
    How about asking her? Talk about how she will be using the phone, what apps, if any, she uses on a regular basis, and let her know the situation with WP8.
    08-19-2012 08:59 PM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    If she can't wait, then you have your answer. If she can, I say wait for WP8 handsets. Three years is a long time to be stuck with a phone.
    scottcraft likes this.
    08-19-2012 09:31 PM
  12. Ebaneeezor's Avatar
    buy one off ebay, no contract - 3 years is a **** of a long time.
    08-20-2012 06:13 AM
  13. phirefly's Avatar
    Yeah, the only mistake I see here is the 3 year contract. The 900 is the best WP on the market right now in my opinion and I'd still recommend it for people that need a phone now but if they can wait a couple more months I definitly tell them to do wait and look at the WP8 devices.

    EDIT: The only reason I say 3 years is a mistake is because like the others said 3 years is a lifetime.
    08-20-2012 09:30 AM
  14. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    It doesn't really matter, but I'm worried about her seeing an advert for a "Lumia 901" or whatever it will be called in a few months, and her being disappointed that she invested in a 900.

    I think that I'll end up keeping it, though, as long as she's happy I'm happy. However, I think that I'll hold out for a Nokia WP8 handset, I don't mind waiting the few months for a premium product.
    That's just like my dad. LOL! Was gonna buy him the Radar. The moment he saw Xperia S, he jumped. "What phone is That?" "Nothing dad...that's not a phone...that's a...a...shaving kit I guess..why don't you see the Radar...see? Its cool ain't it.." "What phone is THAT..."

    He ended up buying the Xperia S. Lol!


    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
    08-20-2012 09:46 AM
  15. tekhna's Avatar
    Return it. Three years is an eternity.
    X0LARIUM and 1jaxstate1 like this.
    08-20-2012 12:41 PM
  16. diplomat696's Avatar
    keep it, that phone will be fine for your moms for 3 years, my wife and mother in law both have the 900 and love it but are on 2 year contracts from April so not quite such a long contract period.
    08-20-2012 04:54 PM
  17. suvastallions's Avatar
    Keep it.
    08-20-2012 06:17 PM
  18. AngryNil's Avatar
    I'm wondering if I should return the phone and hold out for WP8
    Yes. I sincerely doubt Microsoft will be patching WP7 for much longer, and even mothers can appreciate an extra feature or two. Skype, for one, is huge - I think mine would be much happier if she had a functional Skype client on her Lumia 800 (and a FFC at that).
    08-21-2012 01:15 AM
  19. cckgz4's Avatar
    Skype is functional on the 900

    Anyhoo, if she doesn't need the latest, then let her keep that phone
    TaliZorah likes this.
    08-21-2012 01:45 AM
  20. MrBurrrns's Avatar
    Skype is functional on the 900
    No it's not unless you reaaally stretch the meaning of "functional". The whole point of Skype is, you know, to make calls. And to receive them. And you can't do that on WP7, because well, I don't think you spend the whole day with your phone in your hand looking at the Skype application running.
    08-21-2012 04:36 AM
  21. eric12341's Avatar
    No it's not unless you reaaally stretch the meaning of "functional". The whole point of Skype is, you know, to make calls. And to receive them. And you can't do that on WP7, because well, I don't think you spend the whole day with your phone in your hand looking at the Skype application running.
    Um lets keep the thread on topic shall we?

    I'll vote to return it and get it off contract. Might also want to get some insurance for it so you don't have to sign another contract for another one also.
    08-21-2012 05:44 AM
  22. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    My vote is ask her. If she's like my parents she doesn't care what's coming, only whether the device works and meets their needs. Does it meet her needs? OK, problem solved.

    First rule of gadgets for other people... don't overthink things. Just because you're a tech enthusiast doesn't mean everyone else is. Keep it simple... and solve a need in the simplest way possible.
    08-21-2012 06:29 AM
  23. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Like I said somwhere else.

    Return it.
    Buy iPhone 4S.
    Use it 3 months.
    Sell iPhone 4S (excellent re-sale value!)
    Buy WP8.
    Happy days!
    Last edited by rockstarzzz; 08-21-2012 at 06:42 AM. Reason: iPhone 4S to be sold - forgot that!
    08-21-2012 06:41 AM
  24. razorguy's Avatar
    My recommendation is hold out for WP8.

    Given the apps are going to be different between 7 and 8, there seems to be a lot more interest in the release of WP8 so with that being said all the good apps that are currently missing from the WP marketplace will likely be developed for 8 (IF developed anyway) and forgotten about on 7. Since it is for your mother I don't figure she uses that many apps (if she's like my mom anyway) but it's still better to have the option of downloading them and using them rather than missing out.
    08-21-2012 07:13 AM
  25. TheJoester09's Avatar
    How about asking her? Talk about how she will be using the phone, what apps, if any, she uses on a regular basis, and let her know the situation with WP8.
    This is absolutely the correct answer here. Let her know what WP8 will be capable of, and let her decide if she needs those features. If not, you already know that she's happy with the 900 and WP7.

    Also, is your topic title an Arrested Development reference? If so, nice work! :)
    Last edited by TheJoester09; 08-21-2012 at 09:29 AM.
    08-21-2012 07:30 AM
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